Runners hit the pavement to help Lafayette parks

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Runners strapped on their shoes and took to the streets to benefit the Lafayette Parks Foundation.

The second annual Celebration Day five-K kicked-off at Club NewTone. About 100 runners started the race down Union Street and then turned in to Munger Park. Some ran, some walked and some painted their bodies to promote fitness within the parks.

Race winner Jose Gaeta said people can benefit from having a strong park system.

“This park, Munger Park, the one we just ran in, I run through it every day. That trail, I think it’s a beautiful thing. I think this community needs a little more of that,” said Gaeta.

Gaeta blew away the competition with a time of 17:22. Proceeds from the run are used to maintain trail systems and place fitness equipment along the trails. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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